Green Energy and Technology

Switchgrass

A Valuable Biomass Crop for Energy

Editors: Monti, Andrea (Ed.)

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  • Provides an introduction and thorough examination of switchgrass; a biomass crop with vast bioenegertic potential
  • Explores the energetic, environmental, social, and economic benefits of switchgrass
  • Includes clear figures and data tables to clearly establish the crop's physiology and to support the discussions it's potential impact
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About this book

The demand for renewable energies from biomass is growing steadily as  policies are enacted to encourage such development and as industry increasingly sees an opportunity to develop bio-energy enterprises. Recent policy changes in  the EU, USA and other countries are spurring interest in the cultivation of energy crops such as switchgrass.  Switchgrass has gained and early lead in the race to find a biomass feedstock for energy production (and for the almost requisite need for bio-based products from such feedstocks). Switchgrass: A Valuable Biomass Crop for Energy provides a comprehensive guide to the biology, physiology, breeding, culture and conversion of switchgrass as well as highlighting various environmental, economic and social benefits.

Considering this potential energy source, Switchgrass: A Valuable Biomass Crop for Energy brings together chapters from a range of experts in the field, including a foreword from Kenneth P. Vogel, to collect and present the environmental benefits and characteristics of this a crop with the potential to mitigate the risks of global warming by replacing fossil fuels.

Including clear figures and tables to support discussions, Switchgrass: A Valuable Biomass Crop for Energy provides a solid reference for anyone with interest or investment in the development of bioenergy; researchers, policy makers and stakeholders will find this a key resource.

 

About the authors

Andrea Monti is Assistant Professor in Crop Science at the University of Bologna, Italy. He received his PhD in Crop Science from the University of Bologna, Italy, in 2002.

Authors by Chapter:
Foreword. Kenneth P Vogel
Chapter 1.David J. Parrish, Michael D. Casler and Andrea Monti
Chapter 2. Michael D. Casler
Chapter 3. Walter Zegada-Lizarazu, Stan D. Wullschleger, S. Surendran Nair and Andrea Monti
Chapter 4. Matt A. Sanderson, Marty Schmer, Vance Owens, Pat Keyser and Wolter Elbersen
Chapter 5. Rob Mitchell and Marty Schmer
Chapter 6. R. Howard Skinner, Walter Zegada-Lizarazu and John P. Schmidt
Chapter 7. Venkatesh Balan, Sandeep Kumar, Bryan Bals, Shishir Chundawat, Mingjie Jin and Bruce Dale
Chapter 8. Anthony Turhollow and Francis Epplin

Reviews

From the reviews:

“The editor, Andrea Monti, assembled a group of distinguished authors who have not only provided comprehensive documentation of research conducted on switchgrass, but also unique and valuable analyses of this information that have not been published elsewhere. … It is a recommended reference for anyone who has an interest in switchgrass … . it will be recommended reading for my undergraduate students, and required reading for my graduate students.” (David Bransby, BioEnergy Research, Vol. 5, 2012)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Switchgrass
Book Subtitle
A Valuable Biomass Crop for Energy
Editors
  • Andrea Monti
Series Title
Green Energy and Technology
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-2903-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-2903-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-2902-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-5975-9
Series ISSN
1865-3529
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 210
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